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Passenger

  • Passenger – Brighton Dome – 9th September 2018

    Passenger – Brighton Dome – 9th September 2018 Passenger – Brighton Dome – 9th September 2018 If you ever thought Passenger was just the name behind the super hit ‘Let Her Go’, you are quite mistaken. Try telling that to almost 2,000 dedicated fans at the Brighton Dome on Sunday night. After a staggering ten studio albums, Passenger has built an impressive back catalogue of finely constructed, emotive songs, all of which are adored by his fans.
  • Passenger – Runaway

    Passenger - Runaway Passenger – Runaway It was only last summer that Mike Rosenberg (a.k.a. Passenger) announced that he was taking a break from the constant treadmill of touring, just before a surprise release of his ninth studio album, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.Taking into consideration the current album title, he is now back on tour and album number ten (in just eleven years) has arrived in the shape of Runaway.Heavily influenced by Americana, both stylistically and thematically, he may come to feel that it would have been better not rushing back quite so quickly. He...
  • Passenger – Interview 2018

    Passenger – Interview 2018 Passenger – Interview 2018 He came. He sang. He conquered. Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, took to his home streets of Brighton on a baking Bank Holiday Monday to perform a busking set, as part of a four-day busking tour of the UK. Using the opportunity to promote his Brighton show later in the year at the Dome, 9th September, and to talk up his forthcoming album, Runaway, which is out at the end of August,Rosenberg was in his element. Thousands congregated to witness the Brightonian doing what he does so well; singing and performing, with just a semi-acoustic guitar, and that appealing mix of self-deprecation, humour and heart-on-sleeve passion.
  • Passenger returns with new single

    Passenger returns with new single Brighton resident Mike Rosenberg follows up his 2017 album The Boy Who Cried Wolf with his first new music of 2018, 'Hell or High Water'. As Mike says,. "It’s been a very long time between drinks... I’ve had a few months off which has been amazing and much needed. We’ve also secretly been busy working on a few bits and bobs, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to share it all with you very soon. This song has been knocking around for a while and I’m so, so happy to finally get it out into the world. I’m very proud of this one.”
  • Black Deer: brand new festival on Sussex border

    Black Deer: brand new festival on Sussex border It may be Kent, but it's only an hour’s drive or so to get to Eridge Park, the scene of many-a-festival over the years (including the Brighton-based Playgroup Festival), and also home to deer. Hence Black Deer Festival, a new Americana, folk and alt-country type affair that has managed to entice some of the best and biggest names in their respective fields. Such as the wonderfully warm acoustica of Iron & Wine, aka Sam Beam, our very own Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg), and country music star Jason Isbell.
  • Passenger – The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Passenger - The Boy Who Cried Wolf Passenger – The Boy Who Cried Wolf “Here’s a simple song, it won’t stop the rain from coming down or your heart from breaking.”If ever an opening line summed up an album and the artist, it is that opener from Mike Rosenberg’s ninth album as Passenger. The Boy Who Cried Wolf was another of those surprise releases that big acts are increasingly using, released with just 48 hours notice and only shortly after Rosenberg served notice that he would be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future. At first, the album title brought hope to Passenger fans that it was...
  • Passenger - Brighton Dome - 19th November 2016

    Passenger - Brighton Dome - 19th November 2016 Passenger - Brighton Dome - 19th November 2016 The first date of a UK tour, and the first gigs in the country with a full band for many-a-year, tonight’s first of back-to-back sold out dates in his hometown, was a case for serious celebration and emotional introspection. Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger gave us both. In a recent interview with Brightonsfinest, Rosenberg indicated he was a little tired and in need of a proper break, following the whirlwind of the last three years where he, almost overnight, went from being a busking singer-songwriter of minor repute to a global sensation. His ‘Let Her Go’ song went to number one in 18 countries. All that work of the previous decade suddenly came to fruition. And he took full advantage, performing on vastly bigger stages his...
  • Passenger – Interview 2016

    Passenger - Interview - 2016 Passenger – Interview 2016 Many of you will know the story by now. Brighton based Mike Rosenberg and his band had a fair bit of development money thrown at them in the mid 2000s, but to little avail. Despite a well received album, Wicked Man's Rest, the money ran out and in 2009 Mike aborted the project and decided to live a life on the road, as a solo acoustic singer songwriter. He would get on the train, rock up here and there, busk on the streets, do some gigs and he started spending half of his time in Australia, which became a second home. The consummate songwriter and performer, he was making a...
  • Passenger - Young as the Morning Old as the Sea

    Passenger - Young as the Morning Old as the Sea Passenger - Young as the Morning Old as the Sea It's been a hell of a journey for Mike Rosenberg. Brighton born and raised (and still based) but in practice a traveller/troubabour at heart, he says he is hardly ever recognised in the street. Which is quite remarkable for a man who has achieved so many global sales to his name of late, most famously for the ubiquitous ‘Let Her Go’. Could it be that the music means so much more than the personality behind it? One who has a self-deprecating sense of humour, and is very funny in general (a key to his success is his very engaging on-stage persona), whilst...
  • Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1

    Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1. Brightonsfinest Compilation Volume 1 Here at Brightonsfinest HQ we are proud to announce the first in a series of vinyl compilation records we will be releasing through our newly established label wing Brightonsfinest Presents, showcasing all of the wonderful talent we come across on the site. Volume 1 is going to be a high quality (180gram) double-vinyl release with 21 tracks, exclusively for this year's Record Store Day (April 16th 2016) – an annual celebration of our fantastic independent record shops. As it is our first compilation we...
  • Passenger - The Brighton Dome - 8th & 9th November 2014

    Passenger Passenger - The Brighton Dome - 8th & 9th November 2014 The story is becoming well known. Mike Rosenberg was in receipt of a substantial development deal, and for a few years toiled away with his band, Passenger. While they made some progress, it was nowhere near enough and the plug was eventually pulled… Subsequently, Rosenberg had to make a decision as to what to do. Quickly, he pulled his socks up and became in effect a troubadour; busking his way around the UK and also Australia, where he developed a new audience for his emotional, heartfelt and down-to-earth storytelling songs. He also recorded a number of low-key albums in Australia, and was managing to scrape a living.
  • Passenger - Whispers

    Passenger - Whispers Passenger - Whispers So, how DOES Mike Rosenberg take on board sudden pop stardom and commercial success? As a man who has constantly tread the boards around the world since 2009, as a troubadour in effect, would the fire still be in his belly? The answer seems to be a decisive yes. Although some of the songs here were written before his sky rocketing fortunes thanks to the 'Let Her Go' phenomenon (number one in 20 countries), others were written more recently and Rosenberg, ever the melancholic soul - who likes to sing about breaking up, messing up and cracking up - remains the consummate fighter, a man who despite the gloom will always see the light…
  • Mike Rosenberg - Passenger - Interview - 2014

    Mike Rosenberg - Passenger - Interview - 2014 Passenger - Interview - 2014 Looking for a heartening success story in the fickle world of rock and pop? Thinking it's all about instant impressions and catering for nano-second attention spans in this era of reality, instant success TV? Then look no further than Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger, who after years of patiently chipping away has suddenly seen all that perseverance, talent and passion pay off.
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